One in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

One in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. In American men, one of the most common types of cancer is prostate cancer, especially among African-American and older men. Prostate cancer happens when cells in the prostate gland start to grow uncontrollably. The prostate is a gland found only in men, which makes […]

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Lung Cancer

The leading cause of death from cancer in the United State is lung cancer. Lung cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the tissues of the lungs which then start to grow and multiply. Cancer can travel and spread to other parts of the body, if not diagnosed at an early stage. Lung […]

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Pancreatic Cancer

The pancreas is an organ behind the stomach that releases enzymes to help with digestion and produces hormones that help process sugars. When the cells in the pancreas begin to grow uncontrollably it becomes cancer. In 2018 alone, over 55,000 people were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It is not clear on what causes pancreatic cancer […]

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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

In the United States, about 3.4 million people suffer from epilepsy. Epilepsy occurs as a result of genetic disorder or from a brain injury, such as a stroke or trauma. This neurological disorder has abnormal cell activity in the brain which causes seizures, a period of unusual behavior, sensations, and loss of awareness. Caused by […]

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects over 16 million people in the United States, making it the third leading cause of death in the country.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects over 16 million people in the United States, making it the third leading cause of death in the country. COPD obstructs airflow from the lungs, which causes breathing difficulties. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are two common conditions of this disease. Chronic bronchitis is when there‚Äôs inflammation of the bronchial […]

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30 million Americans are living with diabetes.

In the United States over 30 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that results when there is high elevated amount of glucose in the blood, also known as high blood sugar. This happens when the body does not process food properly to be used as energy. The pancreas of someone […]

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a medical condition that affects the attention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness in millions of children. Children with ADHD tend to be easily distracted, hyperactive- always moving around, and have impulsive behavior where they interrupt others. If not diagnosed at an early age ADHD can continue into adulthood. The symptoms can […]

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Breast Cancer

In the United States, 1 of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer along with over 2,000 men. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in women, making it the leading cause of cancer death among them. The symptoms of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple, […]

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